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A day of Qigong

Most people have heard of Tai Chi but its sibling art of Qigong is less well known, which is a great shame. Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) has its roots in ancient China and as such shares many similarities with and benefits … Continue reading

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Tai Chi, Fascia & Biotensegrity

I have always had a deep passion for nature which is one of the reasons why I love Tai Chi so much. In particular I am consistently fascinated at how all of Earth’s inhabitants, from the tiniest of bacteria to … Continue reading

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Postulating Posture – Part 1

For most people our posture is something that is generally unconscious. It is  something largely unfelt that operates autonomously behind the scenes of the commonly valued and perhaps more superficial physical attributes such as being thin or having pronounced muscular … Continue reading

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Practise Makes Progress

When I was 13 years old I was desperate to learn how to play the guitar and so after cajoling my poor parents enough I managed to get hold of a fairly decent instrument. Unfortunately, simply owning a nice looking … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: The Power of Perception

first published in the 2013 spring/summer edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine If you took footage of a sportsperson engaging in their chosen pursuit and slowed it right down you would immediately be able to see much more … Continue reading

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Training with Master Chen – 2013

June has been a busy month. It began with seven days of intensive training with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang at his annual gathering in Reading organised and hosted by Karel and Eva. Since learning to drive last year (better late … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Partner Work

Many people do not realise that as well as solo practise in Tai Chi we also have various levels of partner work known as Tui-Shou or pushing-hands. Pushing-hands is the first basic step in appreciating Tai Chi as a martial … Continue reading

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